Monday, September 10, 2007

Yet another birthday in my life.. but one that will leave some nice memories. The day started with Aahaa Kaapi Klub and the first thing I saw at the studios - flowers :)
And one of my friends from Australia called in to the show and wished me on air.. Pretty kewl as well. It took me a while to realize that Jeyam Ravi celebrates his birthday today as well. Post show, my friends at the FM brought in cake and at that time I came to know one of the sound engineers also celebrates his birthday today.. it always so happened that even in school there were 3 people who shared my birthday. Two were my classmates, and the other, was the classmate's brother. Strangely both siblings were born on the same date. Back home I got some sleep which was in short supply and headed back to Aahaa and another cake was cut, this time from the organization. Rayhana ji celebrated her birthday yesterday so all of us blew candles again.
Mom and I were coming back home and decided to eat out and headed to the Residency Towers in T Nagar. We chose the buffet at the Coffee Shop, we have been there before and have liked it. Anyway neither of us are great eaters. Post soup we usually pig out at the salad section and then I usually head straight to the curd rice. I seldom see something that interests me. And thereafter I pig out on the desserts as well. This is our usual fare no matter where we go and yep we are strict veggies.
If you have are missing the crib, here it is. It looks like things happen around me so that I can blog about it *evil grin*

And we make a long, dark observation. And I hear trumpets, tra lalalala drum rolls and lo and behold - hair in your food. I call the manager tell him quietly. And he nods takes away the plate and brings me a another one. He then has a good look at the offending salad and goes his way. Thereafter we pay the bill, and I ask them to make sure that the chefs wear skull caps or whatever they are called so that this does not happen again in the comments card. The chef runs in and asks "you found hair"?? And I am like yep. And he says Sorry madam. It will not happen again. And walks off.
We pay the bill and we walk off as well.
I am wondering how clean or how well these star hotels adhere to cleanliness and health standards in India. OK forget India. Chennai. This is where I live. I have heard of horror stories of how you complain against the chef and he remembers you and next time he will dirty your food in purpose with wotnot. And yes, at the end of the day, the niggling doubt is pretty much there which I try to brush and dust away. Skat shoo. And it returns with a vengeance on days like these.
Hair today cooked / microwaved / baked tomorrow. Ah, how adages find new dimensions.

25 comments:

Aruthi said...

Wish you very happy birthday Chinmayi and wish you good luck with all of your endeavors....

Aruthi

KMI said...

May you have many more joys to come in your life.

Happy B'day.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chinmayi,

Many more happy returns and hope the year ahead holds more than what you yearn for , for you to enjoy and learn from! :)

Wish you a great year and times ahead!

Cheers
Viji R

Suriya said...

Happy Birthday :)

Yugesh said...

You should see what happens inside the kitchen of some of these restaurants and waiters/chefs spitting in food just to spite people who complain. Sometimes street food is the best - case in question the idly fellow at Panagal Park in Chennai.. memories :)

BTW - your a RJ or something?

Chinmayi said...

hey
many mnay happy returns of the day
wish u a belated happy birthday...
god bless u

Karthick said...

Hello Chiinmayyi A shrewd and fantastic article.....excellent...

Did u cook anything for ur mom on ur birthday, this was one of ur fans request :) remember was reminding this to you :).....

So a genius now born :)

Karthick said...

Hello Chiinmayyi A shrewd and fantastic article.....excellent...

Did u cook anything for ur mom on ur birthday, this was one of ur fans request :) remember was reminding this to you :).....

So a genius now born :)

Swapna said...

Hello Chinmayi...

Many many happy returns of the day...
and I wish more telugu songs to come from your sweet voice...
You have a great talent and being open to public this way is a great thing about you.
I listen to sahara song many times a day just to hear your voice. When I heard Terebina song from GURU, I was so eager to know "who is this singer!!"

All the best...

Swapna said...

Hello Chinmayi...

Many many happy returns of the day...
and I wish more telugu songs to come from your sweet voice...
You have a great talent and being open to public this way is a great thing about you.
I listen to sahara song many times a day just to hear your voice. When I heard Terebina song from GURU, I was so eager to know "who is this singer!!"

All the best...

Anonymous said...

My heartiest belated birthday wishes to you, may you continue to shine and succeed in your future endeavours.

Fa

tarakeshwar said...

happy returns of the day!! :)

Musically Me said...

belated happy birthday....

mureli said...

belated bday wishes...

unless evryone care to walk to the chef/manager/reception importance would be given to the customers/variety of food they provide and not on cleanliness!!!

Vivek said...

Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy Bday Chinmayi!

Pallavi

Anonymous said...

Many more happy returns of the day

jaideep

Deepak Chembath said...

Wish u a very very happy birthday !

raju4u said...

You must be in the beginnings of 20s
and yet from the voice of your blog your age is definitely much more than that....
Very good.

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raju4u said...

Many happy returns of the day...
I have seen you as a shy singer in vijay TV not so long ago...now seems you have grown beyond your years....

Real Estate prices will come down
if Government bans GPA Transactions...

Kadir said...

We have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here. Hope your doing something meaning full to your life as a radio Jockey. My belated Birthday wishes...

whAt A LiFe said...

Happy Birthday To You Chinmayi
God bless!

REFLEX said...

Happy Belated Birthday.
Shriya saran is celebrating ehr birthday on Sep 11, just la miss.

iamyuva said...

oh.. you too.. 10th??!.. kool... mine too

my (belated)wish & prayers for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
smiles when sadness intrudes,
rainbows to follow the clouds,
laughter to kiss your lips,
sunsets to warm your heart,
hugs when spirits sag,
beauty for your eyes to see,
friendships to brighten your being,
faith so that you can believe,
confidence for when you doubt,
courage to know yourself,
patience to accept the truth,
surrounded by loved ones to complete your life.

have fulfilled year(s) ahead..

Roseate dreams said...

Hey my sister also shares her birthday with u................so many people sharing the same day as u mentioned..........coooooooool. :)
-Divya